Courses in the English Department have two goals: to teach students to express themselves clearly in writing and speaking, and to help them understand and interpret the great literature of the English-speaking world. The curriculum is broad and diverse.
- Writing courses include expository writing, critical analysis, and creative writing in several genres.
- Courses in literature span the centuries, from Old English poetry and Medieval drama to contemporary film and postmodern literary theory. They encompass a wide range of works and authors from both Western and non-Western traditions.